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Pond/Lake being drained--- what should i look for? #13965482 04/19/21 01:33 AM
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A local pond/lake near me is being drawn down by i think about 15 to 20 ft. While it is down what should i look for?
I'm guessing high points and low points. But i imagine there are other things to look for when i get a unique look at this lakes bottom.....

Re: Pond/Lake being drained--- what should i look for? [Re: Zedteamk2] #13965517 04/19/21 02:07 AM
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Re: Pond/Lake being drained--- what should i look for? [Re: banker-always fishing] #13965538 04/19/21 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
Drop offs and structure. thumb


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And fish it while it is down. Sometimes the fishing is fantastic in big draw downs if it is down for a few days.

Re: Pond/Lake being drained--- what should i look for? [Re: Zedteamk2] #13965995 04/19/21 04:51 PM
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Take photos!


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Originally Posted by Jimbo
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Great point.

Re: Pond/Lake being drained--- what should i look for? [Re: Zedteamk2] #13968155 04/21/21 01:31 PM
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Rattle traps, sinkers, rods and reels?

Crankbaits stuck in tree trunks. Especially the trees with a bunch of line wrapped up in it!

Oh, and the above mentioned stuff too.


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Re: Pond/Lake being drained--- what should i look for? [Re: Zedteamk2] #13968231 04/21/21 02:12 PM
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Re: Pond/Lake being drained--- what should i look for? [Re: Zedteamk2] #13992695 05/11/21 02:04 AM
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Might try my hand at some magnet fishing at the same time smile
Photo's are a great idea, i got some when it froze over, could kind of tell the deep spots.
From the email i got, it sounds like it is going to be down for a month or so. Apparently the dam needs some repair.

The bottom of the pond/lake is going to be very muddy/ soft i assume? at least until it dries out

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By all means fish it!! the fish will be very easy to surround!! lol

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If you know someone that has a drone go get some overhead photos while it is down. Then get some more when it fills back up.
You can compare and have your own topo map.

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